Category: Agrobusiness/GM food

Live – Permanent People’s Tribunal on agrochemical TNCs

A Permanent People’s Tribunal investigating giants of the pesticide and biotech industry for gross violations of human rights is currently in session in Bangalore, India from 3-6 December.

Streaming is intermittent; so follow the twitter updates below.

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Honey-bee disappearance spreads

At first, it was just the whisperings of a few who could easily be dismissed as crazies, but now it has become too big to ignore. The United Nations has confirmed that honey-bee colonies are mysteriously disappearing across the globe.

After first being noticed in the US and Europe, the disappearance of managed bee colonies has spread to China, Japan and Egypt.

Why are bees important? They are pollinators and they are even more crucial now when there are mounting concerns about food sufficiency. (more…)

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